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Patton Oswalt to guest on CBS' 'Battle Creek'

Battle Creek, CBS’ upcoming buddy cop drama co-created by Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan and House‘s David Shore may not have a premiere date, but it does have a noteworthy guest star.

Patton Oswalt joins stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as the unorthodox mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., in the freshman season’s sixth episode, “Cereal Killer,” EW has learned exclusively. The character’s full name? Mayor Scooter Hardy. There really was no other casting choice.

Duhamel stars as Milton Chamberlain, a handsome, charismatic FBI agent with unlimited resources, who opens a field office at the underfunded police station in Battle Creek and chooses a gruff local detective, Russ Agnew (Winters), to be his partner. Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Edward Fordham, Jr. and Aubrey Dollar also star.

Oswalt, who’s become a go-to guest star, is also set to reprise his role as Fire Marshall Boone on Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine this fall. Other recent turns include appearances on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family, Drunk History, Justified, and  Parks and Recreation.

'Frasier' star David Hyde Pierce joins 'The Good Wife'

Frasier alum David Hyde Pierce has landed a recurring role on The Good Wife.

The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office.

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Matt Letscher of 'Scandal' to guest star on 'Castle' season 7 premiere

Matt Letscher, whom Scandal fans will recognize from his role as Billy Chambers, is heading to (fictional) New York City.

EW has confirmed that Letscher will guest star in the season-seven premiere of Castle as Henry Jenkins, a security consultant. According to TVLine, which first reported the news, Jenkins will give Beckett information “on the most important case of her life.” READ FULL STORY

'Scandal' creator Shonda Rhimes to cameo on 'The Mindy Project'

Shonda Rhimes is heading to The Mindy Project.

The Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator, who is a big fan of the Fox comedy, will make her acting debut when she makes a cameo as herself in an upcoming season 3 episode. Details on her appearance, first reported by TVLine.com, are being kept under wraps.

The Mindy Project returns Sept. 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

'Arrow' casts 'Wolverine' actress to replace Devon Aoki

There’s a new Katana is town: Arrow has tapped Rila Fukushima to play DC Comics heroine Katana, EW has confirmed. The Wolverine actress replaces Devon Aoki, who had to depart before her character’s debut due to a scheduling conflict.

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'Night Court' alum cast as Lindsay's mom on 'Chicago P.D.'

We’re about to find out if Chicago P.D.’s Lindsay has mommy issues.

Night Court and Hearts Afire alum Markie Post has been tapped to play Erin Lindsay’s mom, Bunny, for a multi-episode arc on the NBC drama, EW has confirmed. A bartender in a dive bar, Bunny has been estranged from her daughter, but looks to reconnect now that she’s in a new relationship.

Post will first appear in the season 2 premiere, airing Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

Niecy Nash joins 'The Mindy Project'

Is there such a thing as too many funny people on one show? Well, we’re about to find out when Niecy Nash brings her talents to The Mindy Project.

EW has confirmed that Nash will join the show’s third season in a recurring role as Dr. Jean Fishman, a rival of Mindy’s—or as Mindy Kaling tweeted, her “work nemesis“—and the new chief of Shulman & Associates’ admitting hospital. TVLine, which first reported the news, described Fishman as “a take-no-prisoners type” who “also happens to be a lesbian.” And considering we know that Mindy kisses a girl this season, could Nash’s introduction be related?

We’ll find out when The Mindy Project returns for its third season on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'New Girl,' 'Once Upon a Time' and more

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

Can you tease how Amelia will fit in on Grey’s Anatomy next season? — Carla
How she’ll fit into Grey Sloan will all depend on whether or not Derek takes the D.C. job, which causes some “frustrating complications,” executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells me. But Amelia will make a surprising connection at the hospital, just not with who you’d think. “There’s a moment early on when she finds herself the keeper of some secrets that Richard didn’t necessarily want her to know by being at an AA meeting that he didn’t know she was at,” Rhimes says. “It draws her into the world in a deeper way than she anticipated.” Hmm, I wonder what that secret could be.

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'SNL' vet Rachel Dratch joins 'Parks and Recreation' for final season

Another Saturday Night Live alum is heading to Pawnee.

Rachel Dratch will appear in the final season of Parks and Recreation for at least one episode, with a potential to return, EW has learned exclusively.

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'The Millers' lands Billy Eichner, Rhys Darby in season 2

Billy Eichner and Rhys Darby have landed guest-starring roles on The Millers, EW has learned.

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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' taps 'Teen Wolf' star to play the Absorbing Man

Brian Patrick Wade has been tapped to play Carl “Crusher” Creel, otherwise known as the Marvel villain Absorbing Man, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Creel will “put Coulson and his team through their paces” in the season premiere, according to Marvel.com.

The Teen Wolf alum joins previously announced guest stars Adrianne Palicki, Lucy Lawless, Kyle MacLachlan, Reed Diamond, Nick Blood, Henry Simmons, and Simon Kassianides.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli heads to 'Hawaii Five-0'

When Carol Burnett returns to Hawaii Five-0, she’ll be bringing a Jersey Boy with her: EW has learned exclusively that Frankie Valli will guest-star on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama.

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'iZombie' recasts mom, adds 'Devious Maids' star

The CW’s comic book adaptation iZombie has recast the role of Olivia “Liv” Moore’s mom, tapping Molly Hagan to replace the originally cast Nora Dunn, EW has learned exclusively.

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